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sophister

[sof-uh-ster] /ˈsɒf ə stər/
noun
1.
a specious, unsound, or fallacious reasoner.
2.
Chiefly British. (especially formerly) a second or third year student at a university.
3.
Obsolete. an ancient Greek sophist.
Origin of sophister
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French sophistre < Latin sophista. See sophist
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  • Soph (abbreviation of sophister), a title peculiar to the University of Cambridge.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He ridicules his opponent's arguments as worthy of "a sophister in the parvyse schools."

  • Do not let any sophister teach thee that thy God is far aloft from thee as the stars are.

    Jacob Behmen Alexander Whyte
British Dictionary definitions for sophister

sophister

/ˈsɒfɪstə/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a second-year undergraduate at certain British universities
2.
(rare) another word for sophist
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